It’s official Lupita Nyong’o is onboard for the upcoming Black Panther movie. She and Danai Gurira were named at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The Oscar-winning actress joins director Ryan Coogler. Nyong’o plays Nakia and Gurira plays Okoye in the Marvel movie. This will be Nyong’o’s third film for the Disney franchise having previously landed a recurring role in the Star Wars flicks and voice the role of Raksha in the recent Jungle Book.
Fifty years after he first appeared in a Marvel comic book, the Black Panther—the world’s first mainstream black superhero—made his film debut in Captain America: Civil War. Created by Marvel writers Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the Black Panther, also known as T’Challa, was introduced in 1966 in an issue of the Fantastic Four before getting his own major comic in 1973.